Wednesday, November 30
Tuesday, November 22
We now have a new logo and a refreshed website (the blog will soon follow) to reflect our increased drive to create the perfect cruises!
Times are tough, so to help ensure everyone gets what they wish for this Christmas, we are adding extra presents to our exclusive cruises.
Ideal's Christmas Wishlist
- Tickets to a Broadway Music with Celebrity Silhouette
- Trip to the Christmas Markets
- Tickets to Cirque du Soliel with Cunard Queen Victoria
- Venice Film Festival tickets with Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas
- Trip on the Orient Express with Silversea Silver Shadow
- Beach holiday with Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas
- A Trip to see the Mardi Gras Festival in New Orleans with Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas
- Shopping Trip to New York with Cunard Queen Mary 2
Friday, November 11
First World War
|RMS Mauretania in Dazzle Camouflage|
RMS Olympic, sister ship of the Titanic, served as a troopship for the British. From its highly effective operation during the war it obtained the nickname 'old reliable'.
HMHS Britannic, another sister ship of the Titanic, sadly did not make it through the war. Originally built as a passenger ship, she never saw any commercial passengers and was instead enlisted straight into the army as a hospital ship. Sadly on the 21st November 1916 she struck a mine off the Greek Coast by Kea resulting in a loss of 30 lives.
Second World War
|The Queen Mary During WW2|
Unfortunately the Queen Elizabeth was lost in 1972 due to on-board fires. However, the Queen Mary is now permanently docked at Long Island in Los Angeles as a tourist attraction.
Cruise liners have been used as recently as the Falklands with Cunards QE2 (soon to be an attraction in Dubai) and P&O's Canberra being used as troopships by the British Army.
Much like everyone and everything at the time of war, cruise ships have played their part in creating the world we live in today.... least we forget..
Today (11/11/11) Ideal Cruising will donate £11 from every sale to the Royal British Legion.
Tuesday, November 8
- A mouth-watering 16 restaurants and 10 bars
- 3 pools,
- A 80,000sqft spa and salon
- 1,800 seater theatre which houses the Viva Elvis musical
Friday, October 28
P&O has won the Best Large Cruise Line in The Telegraph Travel Awards for 2011.
Monday, October 24
New Orleans one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it's brilliant mosaic of culture, food and music. You'll find brimming bowls of gumbo, late nights in jazz clubs, strolls through historic neighbourhoods and tantalising festivals throughout the year. Its no surprise then to find the popularity of New Orleans growing once again as tourism increases.
What better way to enjoy the hospitality of Louisiana than a 3 night stay at one of the cities many unique hotels before heading off on a 7 night Royal Caribbean Cruise. The Voyager of the Seas will take you from New Orleans through the Gulf of Mexico and onto Falmouth in Jamaica, Georgetown in Grand Cayman and Cozumel in Mexico.
And don't forget, if you happen to be there in for Mardi Gras (thats February 21st in 2012) you may well need that 7 night cruise more than anything else after joining in on that party